Piked Stalder Shaposhnikova (Komova)

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Event
Uneven Bars

Skill type
Transition (low bar-to-high bar)

Known as
Piked Stalder Shaposhnikova/Shaposh/Shap
Inbar Shaposhnikova
Komova II
Komova

Named for
Viktoria Komova (RUS)

About
In one of the most “really, why?” counterintuitive quirks of skill naming, the piked Stalder Shap is technically the Komova II, while the more complex version of this skill with an additional 1/2 twist is the Komova I. That’s because Komova got the 1/2-twisting version named after herself at the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 but the regular version not until the World Championship in 2011. Even though you’d think the simpler version would be the Komova and the more complex would be the Komova II……nope. Just to be complicated.

Rated an E while the rest of the non-twisting Shaposh skills are Ds, the piked Stalder Shaposh is an incredibly valuable, incredibly back-destroying element that remains quite rare due primarily to that second part.

For the differences among the names, refer to: Shaposhatchev Dictionary

Value
E

Currently performed by:
Senna Deriks (BEL)
Fan Yilin (CHN)
Madison Kocian (USA)
Viktoria Komova (RUS)
Oreane Lechenault (FRA)
Ashton Locklear (USA)
Angelina Melnikova (RUS)
Aliya Mustafina (RUS)
Sophie Scheder (GER)
Emily Schild (USA)
Kelly Simm (GBR)
Daria Skrypnik (RUS)
Daria Spiridonova (RUS)
Yuki Uchiyama (JPN)
Yao Jinnan (CHN)

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